F'SATI at TUT
The F’SATI initiative was launched early in 1994 after a visit by President Nelson Mandela to France arranged by the Chamber of Commerce and industry of Paris (CCIP) with the objective of developing a training institute in electronics in South Africa.
The establishment of F’SATI (formerly known as F’SATIE, the French South African Institute in Electronics) and its opening in 1996 at the former Technikon Pretoria, now Tshwane University of Technology, was history in the making. It was the first institute of its kind to be established on South African soil and followed an extended period of negotiations as well as the signing of a number of cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding.
F'SATI currently operates within the framework of the Graduate School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a joint partnership with the Department of Electrical Engineering at TUT.
F'SATI at CPUT
In response to an increasing demand for professionals with a solid background and specialised skills, on the 29th February 2008, a new node was opened at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
On the 16th of November, 2009, the collaboration took another step forward with the opening by the Deputy Minister of Sciences & Technology Dr. Hanekon of the Centre for Satellite Systems Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).